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19 BASEBALL Pittsburgh rost-Gaette: Monda. May 2!. I WO LATE SATURDAY Phils close the Booker on Dodgers, long game Philadelphia 15. Los Angeles 12 PHIL LOS ANGELS abrhbi Samuel 2b Sinn abrhbt 7 3 3 0 7 2 S 3 Jevrercf 5 111 Danit M t c Gonzaulf 0 0 0 0 Welletntf p 0 0 0 0 5 110 6 12 2 2 0 0 0 3 12 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 MHichf pit 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 JHoweH p Murray 1b 10 0 0 Brooks rf Shrprtn 3b Oykstracl harr 20 VHayesrt Jordan lb Ready H Krua If C Hayes 3b Muinindo CMrlni ph BMcDwl p Thon aa Lakec Oauiton c Coofc p Carman p Freemn p Ford oh Parretl p Hollinsph Akerlida a LHarrn 3h Damptyc Craws p 5 0 10 4 2 10 3 12 0 3 12 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 5 2 4 2 2 110 0 0 0 0 110 0 7 3 3 0 2 111 5 0 10 2 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 Aasa o Snmbyif Gritfm sa Vaxnna p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 rr.-J, 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 MMaddi p 0 0 0 0 3 114 C. . j Booker 3b Totata ST IS 2a U ...... From wire dispatches LOS ANGELES - By the time Rod Booker returned to the visiting clubhouse from a postgame radio interview Saturday night, someone had taken the Phillies lineup card from the dugout wall and placed it in his locker as a souvenir. The Philadelphia rookie still was clutching a gift certificate from the interview when teammate Ken Howell said to him, "I don't know what they gave you, but they ought to give you a clock for as long as we were out there playing." In an endurance test thinly disguised as a baseball game, 42 players from the Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for 27 runs and 39 hits against 14 pitchers and left 27 baserun-ners stranded, before Booker's bases-loaded triple off Jay Howell in the 11th inning gave Philadelphia a 15-12 victory. It lasted 4 hours, 50 minutes. "Our hitting was outstanding and our pitching stunk," Philadelphia Manager Nick Leyva said bluntly. Booker had spent Saturday afternoon watching his son Aaron play a Little League game. Later that evening, Booker gave his father an opportunity to watch him play. It was the first time his dad had seen him play a professional game in person. How wacky was this game? For starters, the Phillies fielded a lineup that previously had combined for one home run and eight RBIs against Dodgers starter Fernando Valenzuela. But they finished with 24 hits, after Philadelphia 000 501 034 03 IS Loa AnoeMe 000 50C 022 0012 E GriHin 2. Tboo. Harr. Oauiton DP Pfiiiaoiphia2. LoiAnjrne, t LOB Philadelphia l. Loa Angeiet 1 1 28- Thon, CHeyea SB-Bower HR- Coo (1). Dan. Checks almost in the mail The checks aren't quite in the mail, but they will be later this week. The recipients will receive as much as $84,000. The Players Association, during the last four years, amassed a strike fund of nearly $80 million, holding back money from the union's licensing program instead of distributing it to players, managers, coaches and trainers. The remaining money will be distributed this week for this spring's lockout, with $84,674.45 going to each member who has been in the major leagues all four years. Yanks' Perez progressing NEW YORK - Injured starter Pascual Perez, the projected ace of the New York Yankees staff, will be sent on a week-long rehabilitation assignment to extended spring training camp in Tampa, Fla. Perez, who signed a three-year, $5.7 million free-agent contract last Novmeber, has been on the disabled list since April 30 with a muscle strain in his right shoulder. Meanwhile, Yankees second baseman Steve Sax missed last night's game against Kansas City because of a sprained right ankle he suffered while scoring the winning run in the 11th inning Saturday. Sax, who was using crutches, said the ankle swelled overnight. X-rays proved negative and his status is day to day. Gooden toe injured in mishap SAN DIEGO - The Mets will be without Dwight Gooden for one game or more because he may have broken a toe on his left foot Saturday afternoon in a freakish clubhouse accident. 7. ' The club reported yesterday that Gooden sustained the injury when Mackey Sasser accidentally moved a metal folding chair on top of the pitcher's foot and then sat on it. Gooden was examined yesterday morning by a San Diego Padres team physician, who said it was unclear whether the middle toe was broken. The toe will be taped. The Mets said the righthander remained their scheduled starter for the opener tonight of a two-game series with the Dodgers but they would not decide until today whether he would keep the assignment. Fehr says no tampering in trade NEW YORK - The California Angels have no grounds for accusing the Yankees of tampering with Dave Winfield because Winfield's trade to the Angels had not been completed at the time tampering was alleged to have taken place, players union chief Donald Fehr said. New York Newsday reported during the weekend that the California Angels plan to file a grievance seeking damages from the Yankees. The Angels charge that Yankee owner George Steinbrenner's two-hour "air-clearing" meeting with Winfield last Monday damaged their bargaining position. "The Yankees could not have tampered because at the time Steinbrenner talked to Winfield, he hadn't been traded," said Fehr, executive director of the Players Association. NOTEBOOK tagging Valenzuela for five runs and nine hits in 4 Mi innings. All five Philadelphia runs off Valenzuela came in the fourth inning. The big hit was a three-run homer by Philadelphia starter Dennis Cook, his first in the major leagues. It was the second time in Valenzuela's past two starts that the opposing pitcher had homered off him. Wednesday night, it was Montreal's Kevin Gross, but Valenzuela did not lose either game. Cook (5-0) was tagged for seven runs and five hits in 3 innings his earliest knockout of the season. His earned run average soared from a major league-leading 1.46 to 2.38. In addition to Booker, who had three hits in three at-bats, nearly matching his previous season's hit total of four, Philadelphia's Tommy Herr snapped out of a l-for-21 slump with five consecutive singles, including a two-run single off John Wetteiand. The hit keyed a four-run ninth inning that gave the Phillies a 12-10 lead. The Phillies Roger McDowell, the National League leader in saves, then blew a save opportunity for the first time in 15 attempts since last season. He allowed John Shelby's game-tying two-run double in the ninth, before pitching the 10th and 11th innings for the victory. The RBIs were Shelby's first of the season. i.i iyraio). Javier (l) s Samuel H P. EH B8 SO Philadelphia Cook Carman Freeman Parrett Akerteids Muihoiand RMcOwu W 2-0 Lee Angetee Vaientie Henley MMeddui Crewe Aasa Wetteiand JHOvrellL.1-2 3 2-3 1- 3 1 1 1 1-3 2- 3 3 4 1-3 2-3 2 1- 3 1 2- 3 2 HBP-Brooks wj wei I-ieji i. jmuan uv JHowell WP-Cook. Akerfeids Umpires Home. Harvey; First. Crawford Second. DeMuth; Third. Hallion T-4 50. A 44.703. Pioneers eliminated from NAIA playoffs . -' i jj M " ' - Tsfr " 7 SAUGERTIES, N.Y. - Point Park's 41-game winning streak was halted Saturday, and its season came to an abrupt end yesterday with a 2-1 loss to St. Rose (N.Y.) College in the NAIA Area VIII playoffs. It is the first time Point Park (49-5) has failed to qualify for the NAIA World Series since 1985. St. Rose (36-7) advances to play either St. Francis (111.) or Spring Arbor (Mich.) in an opening-round game of the World Series 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lewiston, Idaho. "We didn't play very well compared to what we're used to," said Mark Jackson, the Point Park coach. "We didn't hit like we're capable of, and when we don't hit, that's when our guys start to press. St. Rose is a good team. They're well-coached and they have some good athletes." Point Park, ranked fourth in the NAIA, scored its run in the fourth inning when junior shortstop Ed Fortney walked and stole second. Senior catcher Jay Duderstadt's second double of the day off winner D.J. Hines (6-0) scored Fortney. In the top of the sixth, St. Rose went ahead when Scott Paul's bases-loaded single off loser Mark Stitler (6-1) drove in two runs. "I told the players they had a great year. We weren't the first and won't be the last team with this much talent to lose in the regionals. That happens. It just wasn't our year. It just wasn't meant to be." St. Rose beat Point Park,' 6-4, Saturday in the double-elimination tournament to force yesterday's game. - - The end of the 41-game winning streak, the longest in college baseball history, had a great deal to do with the Pioneers' demise. "Emotionally, it's close to impossible to recover after the streak, was broken," said Jackson. "Teams that finally lose after a long winning streak always seem to slide backwards, even in the major leagues. You always start to wonder, Why did we lose? What did we do wrong?' "We just didn't have a chance to get things back into focus." Allegheny women lose STORM LAKE, Iowa - The Allegheny College women's softball team was eliminated from -the NCAA Division III World Series with a 2-1 loss Saturday to Luther College (Iowa). Luther (31-14) won the game in the bottom of the seventh when Gators' pitcher Teva Eiler walked Danielle Kittleson, the Luther pitcher, with the bases loaded. Allegheny finished the season at 26-12. ' Post-Gazette Bob Kipper will not pitch the next time through the Pirates' rotation but he will remain on the starting staff. Kipper takes Smiley's starting spot PIRATE BOX SCORES Sunday's game Atlanta 13, Pirates 11 Saturday's game Atlanta 2, Pirates 1 PIRATES Atlanta outlasts Pirates in 13-11 win FROM PAGE 17 Kramer replaced him after four batters in the second, and before he got the third out, the Braves led, 10- But the trouble began with Kipper, who had pitched only 3 innings since being activated May 7. "You can say, 'Well, it was his first start,' " Leyland said, "but al! you want is three innings. I'm noi very happy with that performance I'll tell you that. He thinks he hasn'i had enough work. Well, it's too earl) to be popping off about work, believe me. They'll get all the work the want. You can't get three innings from your starter with a 4-0 lead you've got problems. "Kipper had nothing. He didn'1 look too good to me." The Pirates, who have lost five of six games on this trip, zipped to theii 4-0 lead on RBI doubles by Andy Van Slyke and Bobby Bonilla - who would wind up with four hits, including two home runs, four RBIs and five runs scored and a two-run home run by Barry Bonds. Kipper, who had made 44 previous major-league starts, zipped into trouble just as quickly. Ron Gant sent his second pitch over the left-field wall for the first of his two home runs. Moments later, Dale Murphy lined a three-run home run over the right-field wall. That was the first of his two, which resulted in five RBIs. "I threw a changeup on my first pitch to Gant for a strike," Kipper said. "Then I wanted to throw a . fastball up and in, and it went down the middle and in right in his power zone. Obviously, I was far from being sharp." In the second inning, Kipper walked pitcher Pete Smith with one out. Gant doubled. A balk scored Smith. Mark Lemke walked, and so did Kipper. His scorecard? Forty-four pitches 24 of them balls. "When I got ahead of guys, I couldn't make a pitch to bury them," Kipper said. "And I was behind most of the time. I thought I warmed up OK. Let's say this. I've warmed up worse and done a lot better." Gant hit his second home run in the third inning, and Murphy hit a two-run home run off Bob Patterson in the sixth. That gave the Braves a 13-6 lead and turned out to be the decisive blow. Bonilla, who homered in the third and fifth innings to raise his total to 11, scored a run in the eighth on Sid Bream's double. The Pirates scored four more runs in the ninth off Charley Kerfeld. Van Slyke singled in a run, Bonilla doubled in a run to raise his RBI total to 34 and Don Slaught singled in the last two. After Slaught's single, righthander Joe Boever replaced Kerfeld and walked Jeff King on a full-count pitch, loading the bases and bringing up John Cangelosi. Cangelosi had begun the inning by looking at a third strike as a pinch-hitter. All Leyland had left on the bench by then were right-handed hitting Gary Redus and Jose Lind. He decided to let the switch-hitting Cangelosi try again. Cangelosi, who'd gone down on four pitches 15 minutes earlier, got the job done quicker this time. He looked at three pitches all strikes. ATLANTA abrhM OMcDIIef 4 0 0 0 LoSmlth II 4 0 0 0 Tredwy 2b 4 0 0 0 Presley 3b 4 2 2 1 Justice 1b 4 0 3 0 Lemke 3b 0 0 0 0 Murphy rt 2 0 10 Thomas ss 3 0 0 0 Olson c 3 0 0 0 Glavine p 3 0 0 0 Hesketh p 0 0 0 0 Totala 31 2 6 1 abrhM 3 10 0 4 0 3 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 10 3 0 10 3 0 10 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 t 1 ATLANTA Gant cl Lemke 2b LoSmilhlt Presley 3b Murphy rt Gregg rt Justice 1b Kerfeld p Boever p Thomas ss Olson c PSmith p Castillo p Tredwy 2b ab r h bi 5 3 3 2 4 2 10 5 13 1 4 3 2 2 5 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cangels II J Ball m Redus lb Bonilla rt King 3b Slaught c VanSlyk ct Lind 2b Terrell p Rynlds ph Lendrm p Tetele Plratee PIRATES abrhbl Bckmn 2o 4 110 Bernard pr 0 10 0 ' J Ball ss 3 0 0 0 Rynlds ph 1110 VanSlyk cl 5 2 2 2 Bonilla rt 5 5 4 4 Bonds II 5 112 Bream tb 3 0 2 1 LVmerec 2 0 10 Slaught c 2 0 12 King 3b 4 0 0 0 Kipper p 10 0 0 Kramer p 10 0 0 Paltersn p 10 0 0 Belinda p 0 0 0 0 Landrm p 0 0 0 0 Cangels ph 2 0 0 0 Totala 3111311 Atlanta 000 000 0011 000 100 OK 2 Pirates 1, Atlanta 4. LOB E-King. JBeU. DP Pirates 5. Atlanta 8. 2B Justice. Lind. HR-Preslev Totala 38 13 18 11 401 010 01411 Piratea Atlanta (2). SB OMcDowell(4). Pirate pitching IP H R ER BB 80 Terrell L. 1-3 7 5 1 1 2 4 Landrum 1 1110 0 481 002 00013 l vpii l. IV ws E VanSiyke, Presley DP Pirates 2. Atlanta V LOB Pirates 7. Atlanta 5 2B VanSiyke. Bonilla. Lemke. Gant. Murphy. Presley Bream, HR Bonds 16). Gant 2 (5). Murphy 2 15). Bonilla 2(11). SB LoSmitn 2 14). Justice (1) S-JBeil. Atlanta pitching Glavine W.2-2 Hesketh S.2 IP e ER BB 80 1 2 8 dGeo 1 0 0 1 an Glavine pitched to 2 batters in the 9th BRAND NEW 1990 S-10 PICKUP ER BB SO 7 3 1 HBP Murphy by Terrell. WP Glavine. Umpires Home. Hirechbeck; First, Darling. Hohn; Third. Froemming. T-2:28. A-26.170. IP 1 1-3 2 2-3 2 1 . 1 Pirate pitching Kipper L.O-V Kramer Pallerson Belinda Landrum Atlanta pitching TAHOE PS, Delco Cassette Ste JM ft J I erf t IP 6 2 I ' r r: .. -i m reo. Chrome Step PSmithW,3-3 Castillo H R ER BB SO 7 6 6 3 7 110 0 2 5 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 Kerfeld 2-3 Boever S. 6 1-3 BK Kipper. Castillo Bumper, Whits Lettered Tires. Sliding R. Win-dovv, Auk-Lighting, V6,' Overdrive. 5' Umpires Home. Darling, First. Hohn. Second. Froemming; Tnird. Hirschbeck T-3 05 A-6.286 Spd . H D' Suspension & Much More. FROM PAGE 17 Kipper made his first start since July 26, 1987 last night. Leyland will bypass Kipper Saturday because the Pirates have Thursday off, but after that he will take a regular turn. : "Maybe it's time for him to step in there," said Leyland, who has said for the last couple years that he thought Kipper someday would become a starter again. "Maybe it's time to find out if he can. We'll build him up slowly, but Bob Kipper's made a lot of starts." Last night was Kipper's 45th major-league start. He made most of the other 44 in 1986 (19) and '87 (20). His first start of this season lasted only 1 Mi innings, and he yielded four hits, three walks and sevens runs all earned. "This is a very funny game," Kipper said. "It Smiley's break was a shock to everybody, I'm sure. But it's an opportunity for me to get the work I need and hopefully help the club." Kipper spent the first part of this season in the extended spring program in Florida rehabilitating after arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Feb. 9. Then he pitched for Buffalo for a week before joining the Pirates. He conceded he is still not 100 percent. "But when you talk about a hundred percent, it's unfair to compare now and last year," he said. "I don't feel like I did last year, but I haven't pitched a lot. For example, I haven't had to use my changeup." Right-hander Stan Belinda will replace Kipper in the bullpen. The Pirates called him up from Buffalo Saturday afternoon, and he arrived during the eighth inning of the 2-1 loss to Atlanta Saturday night. Belinda appeared in eight games for the Pirates last September, allowing 13 hits and seven earned runs in 10 'A innings. This season, in 14 games for the Bisons, he was 3-1 with five saves and a 1.90 earned run average. "I was tight this spring," Belinda said. "I hit the weights hard over the winter, and that tightened me up. But the trainer at Buffalo worked hard to stretch me and loosen me up. My velocity is back to what it was in September 90 to 94 miles per hour and maybe even harder. It's only been a week and a half that I've thrown like that, but I usually don't peak until July." The Pirates wanted the side-armer to work on his breaking pitch this year, feeling he needed a better curve ball in order to pitch in the big leagues. "It's more like a slider now," Belinda said. "And I'm throwing it now, instead of just trying to place it in there." But Belinda feels his most effec- s7595 Includes $1500 Rebate. $600 First Time Buyer. Only 4 1990's Remain at Similar Savings. r V BHBDDBBHDB BUM BRAND NEW 1990 ASTRO G LAVAL CONVERSION VAN Loaded, 4 Cap tive pitch might be a cross between a split-finger fastball and a forkball. "It's 10 miles an hour slower than my fastball and dips," he said. "It will be a good pitch to left-handers." Smiley, who is 3-3 with a 3.35 ERA, returned to Pittsburgh Saturday night and is scheduled to have his hand examined today by Dr. Jack Failla, the Pirates' team orthopedist. Biggerstaff studied X-rays of the break taken at an Atlanta hospital Saturday afternoon. "All breaks are bad," Biggerstaff said, "but if he had to break the bone, he broke it as well as he could. There wasn't much displacement, and it's very well aligned." , - Biggerstaff said Smiley's hand will be completely immobilized for two weeks. In the third week, Smiley will begin some range-of-motion exercises. Biggerstaff will try to have Smiley throwing again during the fourth week. "The healing process takes four weeks or a month," Biggerstaff said. "He can begin throwing before then, but I don't want him to swing a bat. After the first week of throwing, it will probably be another week or 10 days, but you're dealing with the human body here, and people heal at different rates." It's possible that Smiley will finish his rehabilitation by making a couple starts for Buffalo, but that will be determined much later. "It's really ironic," Leyland said. "We tried so hard to bring the pitchers along slowly because of the shortened spring training , using them only for five innings, then six, because we didn't want anybody to get hurt. And the plan worked. "Then this." NOTES - In his 44 starts as a Pirate, Kipper is 3-18 with 10 no-decisions when he allows at least one home run. He is 9-2 with two no-decisions when he doesn't. , . . Ley-land will skip Kipper's spot Saturday because of an off-day Thursday and use him in relief a couple times between starts Van Slyke drove in a run for the first time since May 9. . . . Bonds has driven in at least one run in 10 of his past 12 games and is 12-for-25 with runners in scoring position this season The Pirates begin a three-game series in Houston tonight. Probable starters are Jim Deshaies, Dan Schatzeder and Bill Gullickson for the Astros and Doug Drabek, Neai Heaton and Bob Walk for the Pirates. Schatzeder is replacing Mark Portugal, who has a sore shoulder Leyland plans to start R.J. Reynolds in center field tonight because Van Slyke is 1 -for-16 lifetime against Deshaies. Reynolds is only 3-for-23 off left-handers this season. . . . Walt Terrell continued his good start-bad start routine Saturday night, allowing the Braves only five hits and a run in seven innings. Now, he hopes to put good starts back-to-back. "And to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back ... " he said. tain Bucket Seats, Rear Sofa Bed, Stereo Cassette, Power Windows, Power Locks. AC, Full Conversion Pkg. $1 6,495 Includes $700 Rebate. Hurry While Selection Lasts. 3 IIBBBBBBBHHBBBBBH BLH3U PIRATES DATA Agricultural report: BUFFALO (27-14) won at Syracuse Saturday, 6-3. Hugh Kemp (4-3) went five innings, allowing two runs. Mark Ross earned his third save. Second baseman Kevin Burdick was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. HARRISBURG (17-12) won at Canton-Akron, HOURS: Tri-State'i Largest Volume Chevy Truck Dealer Baum at ' mon.,tues., Liberty WEdthpurrS9t:9, 681-4800 SALEM (15-23) lost at Winston-Salem, 14-4. Center fielder Darwin Pennye went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Second baseman Glen McNabb had two hits. E3BBIBaHieBBHHIlHHffBTE

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